Home Health Co-Pays Proposed in Obama Budget, Services “At Risk”

The Obama Administration’s FY 2014 budget released earlier this week included several proposals that put ...

D.C. Home Care Case Could Swell to $150 Million Class Action Suit

A class-action lawsuit filed this week by several Washington, D.C. home care workers could ultimately balloon into a $150 million case with as many as 6,000 plaintiffs as they seek reparation for alleged backpay owed to them by their former employers.  The bid for class-action status, filed Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court, arrives one month […]

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Miami Home Health Fraudster Sentenced to 106 Months in Prison

The owner and operator of a Miami home health care agency was sentenced Monday to 106 months in prison for his participation in a $30 million Medicare fraud scheme, according to FBI reports. Ramon Regueira, 66, of Miami, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud on Nov. 13, 2014, according […]

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Judge Dismisses Suit Aimed to Halt Minnesota Home Health Care Union

Five months after Minnesota’s historic home health care union election, a federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit aimed at halting the unionization. The suit, filed by attorneys with the National Right to Work Foundation represented six state health workers who provide home care services to disabled individuals and family members, according to a StarTribune […]

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Home Health and Hospice M&A Activity Spikes 27% in Q4

Given the $1.8 billion merger of Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND) and Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTIV), it’s no surprise health care M&A activity broke records in 2014.  The home health and hospice sectors, alone, saw a 27% increase in deals — from 15 in the third quarter to 19 in the fourth quarter […]

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Gentiva Shareholders Approve Merger With Kindred

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND) is nearing the completion of its $1.8 billion merger with Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTIV). Gentiva recently announced the company’s stockholders have approved all necessary proposals for the merger with Kindred, which is expected to be complete Feb. 2, 2015. Kindred and Gentiva entered into a definitive agreement Oct. 9, 2014, […]

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